wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, almost opaque. The head is big, but the bubbles are large and fade fairly quickly, leaving only slight Brussels Lace on the sides of the pint glass.
Crisp hop aroma, smells of caramel, maltiness and hops.
Tastes about as you'd expect--chocolate, caramel, roasted grain, and hops. Sweet, malty, with a hop edge.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
what a hell of a beer great foaming head nice hop aroma mild malt smell with a hint of some kinda spice ? overall its a wonderfull moose drip brew from BIG SKY.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark, nearing opaque. Rocky head and spotty lacing. Mostly sweet malts dominate the nose of this beer. Nothing is standing out. Flavors are small hops, creamy malts and a small finish. Nothing is very surprising about this beer.
jaywalk (1) - USA - NOV 8, 2003 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown color with a light creamy head. Nutty flavor with traces of molasses. A good brown ale.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, but thin and transparent, thin lacey white head. Barley malt aroma. Thin and light mouthfeel. Very good and complex flavor, crispy nut flavor that fades into some dry mocha notes and molases, there's something else in there too that I can't quite put my finger on, possibly banana, and that's why it was the best summer ever.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2004 A deep, clear ruby amber with a thick diminishing tan head. A sweet bready, malty, nutty aroma with a hint of roast and caramel. Medium watery palate.
Flavor is mostly sweet, with roast, chocolate, caramel, nut and malt notes with a slight lactic acid flavor at the end. A little unusual for a brown ale, but very tasty.
Reid (1719) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok Its about time I tried this one again..I had fiorst tried this a few years back when I first started to get intrested in American macros..I did not like it..despite all the rave reviews etc.
Comes in the usual Big Sky brown 12 oz long neck..with a rather drooly moose on the label .
Its actually an excellent lloking brown ale in the glass.. nice chesnut brown with a lovelly creamy off white head that stays put.
But for me after the looks everything else is down hill..smell is pretty weak and what i do smell is like warm milk..mixed with a teeny wee bit of chocolate.
tase is ok..but its bland..some choclate ..milky even..then thats it.
average in the mouth.
Maybe Im just not a Moose Drool guy..maybe brown ales are not my "stuff" oh well
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really interesting bottle as it was aluminum. Dark ruby brown ale with decent lacing. Smell is orange peel and malt. Taste is very malty with some smoke. Really awesome roasted after flavors. Pretty surprised with this beer.
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well I love the name and label. A nice dark lacquered brown color with a medium beige head. Respectable aroma of caramel, nuts, toasted malts. A sweet nutty taste. I normally do not care for brown ales and I am not sure if I like this because I want to for the name or if it is actually a very good beer. I think it is the later as this has a very nice sweetness with a very balanced dryness. Quality.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber in color. No head and very little lacing. Somewhat pleasant on the arome that tells of the malty goodness to it. Lots of mat flavors with some smoke and a slight nut taste to it. Overall pretty good but nothing to write home about.